Friday, 11 July 2014

My Soap & Glory Obsession!

Disclaimer: I have not been paid to write this post or to recommend any of these products. I literally have them in my bathroom cabinet and use them regularly because I adore them, that is all.

Hello honeys,
I hope you're having a fabulous week and that you're enjoying the sunshine that's made a welcome return after the recent rain. Today I was wondering what to post about when it occurred to me that I've been intending to write for some time now about my obsession er love for the Soap & Glory range of bath and skin care products :)

There are so many reasons why the Soap & Glory range is as popular as it is. A few (of my) reasons are as follows:
1. Quality. Nothing more to say than that.  
2. The scents! Oh my, do they smell gooood!
3. They do exactly what it says on the tub/bottle/tube. Skin is left feeling fabulous.
4. They're so easy & fast to use and they make cleaning, moisturising & feeding your skin simple.
5. I'm sorry, I know this is silly, but I adore the packaging :) I love the huge pump bottles which are so user friendly, even with wet hands fresh out of the shower. I love the large generous jars of goodness (I'm talking about you here "Righteous Butter") that seem to last for ages & ages. I could go on and on!

OK, so I'm clearly in the grip of an obsession as a quick glance at the contents of our bathroom cabinet would prove :) I thought I'd share some of my absolute favourites and why I love them :)

Clean On Me

First up is my go to shower buddy "Clean On Me"

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It's the perfect gloriously creamy shower gel, it leaves your skin feeling lovely & fresh, its made with mandarin peel extract and it has the super bonus of having a body lotion built in. So using this one product will clean and moisturise your skin in one step.  I own other S & G shower gels (I did say it was an obsession) but this is the one I keep coming back to, first one I tried and still my favourite :)

The Righteous Butter

Next up is another of my "can't live without it" products :) The single best body butter ever in my humble opinion and I don't say that lightly. It's the one & only "The Righteous Butter." There are no words for how much I adore this, seriously.

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 Now I know I said that my much loved "Clean on Me" has a body lotion built in, and it so does, even on its own it leaves my skin so soft & lovely :) but as soon as I get out of my shower I reach for my lovely tub of Righteous butter & slather (is that even a real word? lol) it all over, especially on my knees and elbows :) Such joy!! It's so creamy, feels amazing on your skin & it just disappears, no stickiness or gooiness. LOVE it! It's creamy joy in a jar :)

Sugar Crush Foamy Body Wash

Shhh! Don't tell "Clean On Me" but sometimes I stray with another shower gel! I can't help it though because it's lovely & foamy & smells gorgeous!

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I so wish blogs had a little actual window honeys, just so you could smell this foamy wonderful body wash. If you've tried it you'll know what I mean. It's made using kaffir limes, lovely lemons, vanilla musk & coconut oil.  It's zesty & fresh and is the perfect shower gel for mornings because it wakes you up & is such a great way to start the day.  As an added bonus, as if anything this good needs one, it can also double up as bubbles for your bath too :)

Sugar Crush Body Scrub

For too many years I ignored exfoliating. The idea of scrubbing away your own skin on purpose seemed crazy to me. Sugar Crush is definitely NOT some kind of brutal medieval torture though, it's a gorgeously scented scrub, using that same fabulous scent as the Sugar Crush Body Wash does from fresh lemons, limes & vanilla musk with the addition of almond oil, along with sea salt, smashed brown sugar, glycerin and macadamia oils.

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As I said, I never really bothered with exfoliating, but as a woman gets older, you realise that no amount of make up is any kind of replacement for beautiful healthy skin. To have beautiful healthy skin you have to look after it and when products smell this good & work this well they're a joy to use.  I only use my Sugar Crush Body Scrub maybe once a week, and I swear my skin feels amazing & velvety soft.

Peaches And Clean

Has your face ever felt so clean & fresh that you can't help touching it? Peaches and Clean is that feeling in a bottle for me :) 

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I'm not sure that I would have bought this, and given how much I adore using it that would have been a shame! I first tried it when I got a bottle included in the beyond fabulous huge Soap & Glory bag just before Christmas 2012 from Boots. Back then the packaging was slightly different, it was in a pink bottle and the label said it was a "4 in 1" product, but I tried it and loved how it made my skin feel.
It really is the most amazing cleanser, removing every trace of make up, including waterproof mascara! Basically you use 2-3 pumps of cleanser onto your face & neck (I use a little exfoliating sponge I saw in Home Bargains) and then rinse off with warm water, dry with a soft towel & then put on your moisturiser. Minutes to a face you can't help touch because your skin feels so good.
I use this even when I haven't had make-up on, it really has made my skin feel amazing. I did have a problem for a while with blackheads on my nose (eeww!) which are now completely gone. I love it!  

Hand Food

Best hand cream ever!

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OK, before I say what I'm going to say next, please believe me when I say I don't do pity parties. There is a point to what I'm going to tell you and I hope that it's not too personal. I have RA (rheumatoid arthritis) which began in my hands and wrists. My hands can be acutely painful at times. Over the years they've changed, my knuckles are sort of "twisting" and my fingers don't look like my fingers anymore.  Also I have to wear support splints on my hands which are not exactly attractive.
Because of all of this, and because of what I put them through, (still work part time and I do as much as I'm able to around the house) I like to pamper my hands a little. Hand food is what I use to pamper them. I know they say you can put a little on 2 or 3 times during the day but I prefer to put it on at night and then I put on a pair of soft cotton gloves and sleep in them. I take them off in the morning (and they go into my morning laundry) and I have lovely soft hands.  More than that though, I feel human, like the old me, for a while anyway.  I use this 2-3 nights a week and whenever I feel my hands need a treat.
Too depressing honeys, and I told you I don't do pity parties. OK, another completely fabulous reason to love this creamy treat in a tube is the scent. It smells a little like marshmallow and is absolutely sensational :)

Heel Genius

This is another of my night time treats :)

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A couple of times a week, before going to bed, as I do with my little cotton gloves and my Hand Food, I smooth Heel Genius over my feet and put on a pair of cotton socks, which I then sleep in. You don't need special socks honeys, just an ordinary pair of cotton ankle socks will do, that's what I use. I can't remember when I've ever had such lovely soft feet and again, this product has such a gorgeous scent.
My last two products, I was first able to try because they (like the others above) were included in one of the last 3 huge special Christmas collections from Boots. Those sets that every woman waits all year for :)  They are both moisturising lotions and the first is....

Smoothie Star Body Milk

A perfectly yummy body lotion that smells positively delicious!
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Anyone who has tried Smoothie Star body lotion will know exactly what I mean when I say it smells so delicious it's practically edible, except it's obviously NOT so don't be tempted! lol :)  It's apparently made using oats, honey & yoghurt and it's scent is achieved using oats, almonds & brown sugar! Yum! Really though it sort of smells like cookies :) very sweet, disappears into your skin very quickly and the scent hangs around for ages too :) I love this, such a great moisturiser & leaves skin feeling soft & wondrous.
So, onto my last product, for now anyway. Told you honeys, total obsession :) It's another moisturiser, something Soap & Glory is, in my humble opinion, unmatched on. Their moisturising products are phenomenal. They smell beyond glorious and are a genuine pleasure to use.  

Butter Yourself Moisture Lotion

OK, this actually hurts me to say this because I adore the range so much, and it's definitely not a negative comment on the product itself which is as gloriously high quality & great to use as the brand is famous for. 
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That having been said, this is a very thick lotion, fabulous to use but it really should have been packaged, I think, in a jar instead of in the pump bottle.  I absolutely and completely adore the huge (500ml so you do get a lot for your cash) pump bottles. They are so "user friendly" even if you're just out of the shower with wet hands, and as I said are a great size so lots of product, BUT I really do think the Butter Yourself moisture lotion belongs in a jar instead.

It seems to be too thick to come out of the pump? As I said this in no way detracts from the quality of the product itself. This is believe me the only issue I have with it, and maybe it's just me?  Onto the product itself then and I can only say good things about it as a moisturiser.  It's especially great rubbed straight onto still damp skin, right after you get out of the shower for instance.  It soaks into skin straight away, smells lovely, sort of fruity? and has the same great results. I just wish they'd packaged it in a jar instead then it would be as easy to use as my much loved "Righteous Butter."

So honeys, are you a Soap & Glory fan? If so, what are your favourites? Do you have a product you keep going back to? Do share in the comments below, I'd love to hear.  Do you wait excitedly all year for the boots Christmas bag and try not to be run over in the stampede that ensues lol :)

I hope you've had a fabulous week dear ones and that you're looking forward to a wonderful weekend full of fun, laughter and smiles :) Sending you heaps of hugs & thank you for visiting xx 


  1. I still don't have anything from soap and glory but plan to remedy that very soon! Im waiting for my 3 for 2 to come back soon!! x

    Jasmin Charlotte

    1. be patient honey, I wait all year for December and the Boots huge Christmas bag. Gorgeous bag with 8-9 full size products inside. Last years retailed at £60 but if you wait till Boots offer week it was £27! be first to hear about it by signing up at Thank you for visiting honey, hope you have a fab weekend, hugs x

  2. I love S&G, but am yet to try anything in the Sugar Crush range yet. x

    1. Apologies dear Leah, I don't know how I missed your lovely comment xx Thank you so much for visiting xx I always feel like I'm cheating on my much loved "Clean On Me" & "Righteous Butter" which I absolutely love! but the Sugar Crush products smell gorgeous & feel wonderful to use so I can't help it :) I hope you're having a great week honey, sending heaps of hugs xx